Should I Do My Own Electrical Work?

Violation of Building Codes

Many homeowners in the Los Angeles, CA area enjoy the DIY aspect of doing various forms of repairs in their homes. Everyone knows that DIY projects can save money and provide a great sense of fulfillment, however, there are certain types of projects you should hire a professional to do for you.

Electrical repairs fall into this category. Even though many websites provide tips and instructions on how to do electrical work, most of them don’t tell you the fatal hazards involved when things don’t quite go as planned. In order to prevent injury to you or your loved ones or costly damage to your property, we would like to share with you the following risks involved in handling electrical repairs without any professional training.

Violation of Building Codes

Many electrical repairs in the home require building permits, which can only be obtained by a registered professional electrician. If you go ahead and complete the repairs without proper permits, you could end up violating certain building codes. This could interfere with the future sale of your home and in some cases could void your home owner’s insurance coverage should something go wrong. In fact, you may be required to pay fines to regulatory authorities if the repair causes a fire to erupt in the home.

Property Damage

It is very easy to make mistakes while tampering with the electrical wiring in your home. Using a wire that does not have the capacity for the load you put on it can cause it to melt or damage the appliances you connect to it. This problem is usually compounded by the fact that the wires are embedded in the walls. Instead of going through the hassle and expense of making a repair that could cause colossal damage, it is better to call on a licensed and insured electrician.

Injury and Electrocution

Electricity is good to use but it is very dangerous to handle, especially when you do not have the required training. Sometimes, homeowners observe electricians handling live wires and they assume that they can easily do the same thing. This is simply not true. Mishandling electricity has caused serious bodily harm, electrocution and death to people who were not trained to work with it. Remember that qualified electricians spend thousands of hours learning how to perform their duties safely. Many of them have years of experience and extensive training under their belts as well.

Fire Outbreak

Poorly connected wires and unstable wiring systems have caused fires in Los Angeles, CA and other parts of the country. If you do not want your home to be included among the statistics in the coming years, you should hire a well-trained electrician to do all your electrical repairs. The cost of hiring a professional is minimal compared to the loss you can incur if a fire breaks out in your home. All licensed electricians are required to be familiar with the regulations and guidelines provided in the code book published by the U.S. National Fire Protection Agency so they can comply with the highest safety standards.

Handling electrical work by yourself can be extremely dangerous when you do not have the training, equipment and safety gear to do it. Residents of Los Angeles, CA and other cosmopolitan cities have a large number of competent electricians, who can meet their needs at an affordable price. Penna Electric provides quality work at affordable prices. Our highly-trained and experienced electricians don’t cut corners when it comes to your family’s safety and well-being. Do not let the desire to save a few dollars lead you to make an unsafe choice that could ruin your home or cause a fatal injury.

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The right electrical upgrade can dramatically improve the value and appearance of any home or business. You’ll be amazed at what a difference the right electrical upgrade can make for your home or business. Make sure that when you select an electrical company to do the enhancement of your home and you have decided to take your enhancement to the level where you require an electrical upgrade that the technician at the company has a good working knowledge and the experience to properly guide you in this area.

When you decide to upgrade, our well-trained and certified electricians have all the experience and training needed to complete your electrical panel upgrade project from start to finish, with a minimum of fuss or disturbance. Please contact us right away at 310-800-2401

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